OBITUARY

Mary Lou Maurer

July 10, 1934January 3, 2021
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Mary Lou Olsen Maurer, 86, of Manchester Township, passed away peacefully January 3, 2021.

Mary Lou was born in and resided in Jersey City before moving to Beachwood in 1968 then to Manchester Township in 2000.

Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Vincent Sr.; she is survived by her sons, Vincent Jr. and his wife Ellen, and Ronald and his wife April; her daughter Amy Babeu and her husband, Matthew; and her five grandchildren, Vincent III and his wife Hayley, Alyssa, Reid, Mason and Matthew Jr. She is also survived by her brother, Robert Olsen. She was a communicant of St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, Lakehurst.

Her greatest joys were being a wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and friend. She will be remembered most for her kindness, generosity and wonderful sense of humor. She treasured spending time with her family and friends, who will miss her greatly.

As some of you may be aware, Mary Lou had recently struggled with some health conditions. Within the last two weeks, she had been in and out of the hospital for treatment of these conditions, ultimately resulting in the discovery of renal failure. While under hospice care, those closest to her were able to express their love and gratitude for a lifetime of memories. Shortly after that, she passed away peacefully and will now be reunited with her loving husband, Vinny.

In place of an in person event and to safely protect the health of family and friends, a private burial will be held for her children, grandchildren and brother. We encourage you to celebrate and honor Mary Lou by sharing your favorite memories of her below.

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Danielle Giordano

January 10, 2021

As I think about memories of Aunt Mary Lou, I am reminded of her kindness, warm heart, and hospitality. Although we didn't get together often, our time spent together was often filled with laughter and fun times catching up. I enjoyed listening to stories that my Pop Pop, and her brother Bob, would share of the bond that he and his sister shared. Their relationship was truly special.

I pray that she is now hanging out enjoying her time with my Nana and her beloved Vinny and all of the other loved ones that left us prior. I envision them sitting by the ocean maybe playing some Dominoes or a good game of cards....with not a care in the world as it should be!

I pray for the family, as I know how hard it is to lose the matriarch of the family, and I hope that you can find comfort in the memories that you share of her. She will be missed!!

Love, Danielle, Mike, Calvin, and Casey Giordano

Amanda Suek (Smith)

January 10, 2021

I think my best memory of Aunt Mary Lou is how treasured she is to my PopPop, Uncle Bob, Robert. I didn't see her a lot but have always known she's a fabulous person because her brother spoke so greatly of her. Recently, while telling me over the phone, of his video call with Aunt Mary Lou, my husband and I could hear pure happiness and pride in Bob's voice when talking about his wonderful sister ❤️ Heaven has gained their angel back from earth 🙏🏻

Agnes Snyder

January 10, 2021

MaryLou has always been a fabulous cousin with a wonderful, fun, life-of-the-party personality. My early memory of MaryLou and Vinny was from their wedding. That was followed by so many fun days with MaryLou at ATMA parties, Maurer get togethers, adventures (e.g. ferry ride from Jersey City to Rye Playland...long time ago), etc. Vinny and MaryLou were also so kind and giving to my Mother/Frances, my brother Bobby, my son Michael, and me. We will all miss her so much. Glad she's joined again with her outstanding husband, Vinny, and the rest of the Maurer/Snyder/Olsen/Trapp clan. Love, Agnes

Jillian Decker

January 10, 2021

First, I’d like to send my deepest condolences to the entire family. Aunt Mary was a sweet, kind, and loving person. I remember going to visit the family many times when I was a child and we were staying down the shore with Nana and Poppop. More recently, Aunt Mary Lou made me feel special when instead of simply commenting on or liking posts on Facebook she would send a message to me. I love the relationship she and her brother, my Poppop, had. I hope that she’s dancing with my Nana. She will be missed dearly.

Love,
Jillian Decker and family

Lauren Hartzfeld

January 10, 2021

I grew up behind the Maurers with a gate in the fence so we could run back and forth. I remember Mrs. Maurer standing on her 2nd floor patio yelling "Sue!!!" and then preceding to cup her hand by her mouth to "whisper" some excellent information to my mom. I remember selling enough candy to get the day off before Easter break and Amy and I broke her bed imagining we were Mary Lou Retton. She threatened to make us go to school!! (She forgave us with that big heart of hers). I remember her laughing upstairs the day we were supposed to travel somewhere to see Ronnie play, but a cancelation resulted in an impromptu party. I remember Mrs. Maurer dancing with Elvis at our wedding, always the life of the party. I remember gathering around her table and laughing and crying remembering stories when Mr. Maurer passed away. Although my heart aches for those she left behind, I am grateful. Grateful because I know she is with Mr. Maurer again and grateful as I look at the pictures of her children , children-in-law and grandchildren. Mrs.. Maurer's heart lives on in her amazing family. She has made the world a better place because she was in it, and isn't that what it's all about?

Mary Straffe

January 10, 2021

Prayers and condolences to the entire Maurer family. She will forever remain in your hearts, cherish the memories. May she RIP. With much love, Mary and Rick Straffe❤️

Dorothy Lynch

January 10, 2021

Mary Lou , Now you are in heaven with Vinny. You were a great couple. I remember when you were our maid of honor and best man when we got married. We got married in April and you got married later that year. I remember you and me taken the bus to work each day. The 2 young blonde secretaries. We had a lot of fun on the bus and laughs. That was so long ago. How time flies by. You will be missed. Say hi to my Jimmie and tell him I miss him so much. Till we meet again Mary Lou Rest In Peace. Love you, Dot XO

Elizabeth Sova Aleszczyk

January 9, 2021

Mary Lou was my sisters mother in law, I met her shortly after Ellen and Vinny got together. she was always warm , kind friendly and outgoing. She loved a good laugh and would talk about anything and everything but/especially her family. I did not see her often but when I did we always had a great time. Thank you Mary Lou for raising a wonderful son Vinny, who became my sisters husband and best friend. You will be missed by many! My prayers are with all your family especially children and grandchildren.

Robert Olsen

January 9, 2021

Some of my fondest memories of my sister were when we would go into New York City to see movies and stages shows and afterward would go to Horn and Harnetts for chocolate milk and lemon pie. Also, Mary Lou would wait up for me after my first dates with Helen and ask "did you kiss her?" and my answer was always "no, not yet" after 6 dates. Mary Lou will always be my little, baby sister and I loved her very much and always will. I will miss her very, very much! I'm sure she is having a drink with Helen and Vinny. I will always love you, Mary Lou!! Love, Bobby

Carolyn Smith

January 9, 2021

I loved Aunt Mary Lou very much and always remember our visits to the apartment in Jersey City and the house in Beachwood when we were kids and how inviting and kind her and Uncle Vinny were. We always stayed in touch and I will miss our visits down the Jersey Shore! Our hearts go out to my cousins and their families and just by looking at the legacy video, you can see how much she loved her family! So many memories to keep in our hearts!!! Condolences from Carolyn, Dave and Brendan and Dad!!

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